(Top left) Robert Dix generously donated money to several organizations in the city of Brazil including the Clay Youth League to help resod the field. (Top right) Tony Jeffries (left), one of the charter members of the CYL, and son Ric Jeffries, current CYL President, overlook the fields.
Though its been several years since Robert Dix passed away, his memory and legacy continue to have lasting positive effects in the Brazil area.
Dix, who owned McCurdy's Decorating Center, will be remembered as a very generous man who, for many years donated his money and time to the city of Brazil and Clay County.
The Clay Youth League is one of the many benefactors of Dix' generosity and the organization would like to thank the family on the three-year anniversary of a $5,000 donation that was received. The money was used to resod the infields of all four CYL fields at the Clay Youth League Complex. Anyone who has been to a CYL game or has been a part of the huge state tournaments that have taken place on the ball fields can see that the fields are certainly some of the best in the Wabash Valley and throughout the state.
While CYL teams have fared quite well in tournament play throughout their history, the recent contributions have drawn wonderful reviews from fans from surrounding states who have attended games at the CYL Complex.
The Clay Youth League was founded in 1967 and, from the beginning, McCurdy's was one of the names on the back of CYL shirts. McCurdy's Decorating Center was also a longtime sponsor of youth teams at the YMCA and the same community service has overflowed to various other avenues as well.
The contributions from Robert Dix, as well as his family, have brought smiles to hundreds, if not thousands, of children who take to their own field of dreams throughout the warm months of the spring, summer and fall.